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Blog Hop with Creative Imaginations and Xyron! Peace * Love * Joy * Dimensional Holiday Canvas Ornaments

Blog hop


Over the next two weeks, Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft will be pairing up with Creative Imaginations and Xyron for a Christmas blog hop!  For the next 12 days, we'll post a Christmas craft on our blogs.  Today, we have Colleen's beautiful ornaments and two other projects at Xyron and Creative Imaginations.     

Hop with us for some amazing prizes!  Today, we'll be giving away a Metallic Mixed Media Sampler.   To enter, follow us at @DesignMemCraft and tweet us what you liked about this craft.

Want a bigger prize? Just leave a comment on our blog hop posts (we'll release them over the next two weeks).  Our favorite commenter will win a $100 prize pack!   

Hi Everyone!  Colleen here.  Create this canvas trio decorative holiday wall hangings for yourself or make a gift for someone special!

Wrap the canvas in the Creative Imaginations Paper. Stamp a design background on the paper with the Design Memory Craft Big Brush Pens and Stamps. Feed the Creative Imaginations Die-Cut Shapes through the XYRON Create a Sticker Machine. Adhere to a thin foam sheet, cut out the shape, feed foam backed shape through the XYRON a second time. Position and stick the foam backed shapes onto the wrapped stamped canvas. Trace around the edge of the shapes with the Pitt Artist Silver pen for extra sparkle, add ribbon charms, and rhinestones.


  • Design Memory Craft / Pitt Artist Pen Silver 251
  • Design Memory Craft / Stampers Big Brush / Violet 160, Green Olive 167, Nougat 178
  • Design Memory Craft Rubber stamps
  • Creative Imaginations Die-Cut Shapes Christine Adolph
  • Creative Imaginations paper Christine Adolph
  • Creative Imaginations paper
  • XYRON Create a Sticker Machine
  • Sheet of white craft foam
  • Lavender rhinestones 5mm
  • Creating keepsakes ribbon charms
  • 3-10x10 wrapped canvas frames.

ColleenprofileColleen McGinty Colleen has a rich, eclectic style that she has honed during her 12 years she has worked in-house with us at Faber-Castell. She has been using our products with amazing results on all her paper crafting projects for years! You can also find her on Etsy.


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Miriam Prantner

Beautiful project! Love the bright colors. I can easily see you doing this in miniature too to create Christmas tree ornaments.


These are fabulous! They'll be so pretty hanging on a tree or the wall.

Sue McRae

These color combos really showcase the birds beautifully!

Amy Jones#8546

Wow....these are wonderful. The colors are so pretty. Would make for alot of great uses. Love them so much. Great idea's.


I just tweeted. First time I've done that.
Love the use of the birds. We use Cardinals in this area a lot so I can see changing the colors and adding the cardinals.

beatrice lawson

Sweet! I love the big brush stampers, the colors are so rich and they are so versatile.


This is a cool project, and the give away isn't too shabby either! I love the mixed media products, and CI makes great papers.

Jean A Marmo

Wow - how cool.


They are so vibrant, and the depth is amazing!

Barb King

The backgrounds came out great, and I love the birds. I am always making bird cards!

katie smith

so so beautiful. I love the purple.

Dorina D

Such an unusual technique and so effective. the birds look fabulous and the colors are amazing. What a reat job.

barbara lassiter

Great idea! I have a twig branch tree that I decorate for all holidays(my grandsons love it) and these would be a cute way of decorating it! I would have to do it with "inchies" I think, but it would be a fun project!

sharon gullikson

Those would look great on my walls. I have quite a few bird decorations...I like your technique--very artsy, but not fartsy :)

Sue D

Beautiful holiday decor. I like the outlining with the silver pen.


Love the muted background patterns on these, really eye-catching with the bird die cuts over them.


Lovely project!love your technique!

Carla Hundley

Lovely cards, the birds
are so pretty.

Carla from Utah

Robin Buchholz

Very elegant, I love the colors!

Katie B.

Love the wall hanging idea! Love the cardinals and the backgounds you did with different colors. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.



Kim H

love the look of these, a beautiful set to hang on the wall together. wonderful color choices, and matching the ribbons and bling on each pulls them all together nicely. thank you for sharing.


Beautiful ornaments...love your color choices!

Larissa Heskett =)

THANKS for sharing!! I LOVE the mini creations!! LOVE the colors and the FUN ideas!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Natasha Poteraj

Oh how i love those birds. I'd like to make some for my craft room wall. Thanks for the idea.

Ann Jobes

What a lovely trio - really pretty.

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